Israel gets a mention after ban

By Josh Jackman, January 29, 2015

There were many references to Israel at the Irish national HMD ceremony in Dublin, despite a pre-event instruction by the Holocaust Educational Trust Ireland that there should be no mention of the Jewish state.

Last year, the trust imposed a ban on its mention, which long-standing host Yanky Fachler reluctantly accepted.


Gathering for Irish heritage

August 5, 2013

Irish Jews living all over the globe returned to Dublin for a week of activities celebrating Irish Jewish heritage.


Dublin launch of Christian Zionism report

By Simon Rocker, November 2, 2012

A major new report on Israel and the Palestinians designed for Anglicans, due to be launched in Dublin yesterday, says that Christians must take seriously the “particular place which the land of Israel and city of Jerusalem hold for Jewish people”.


What's in 48,000 names? A slice of Irish history

By Sandy Rashty, October 5, 2012

Those with Irish-Jewish roots can trace them back to 1700 though a comprehensive archive compiled as a labour of love by a Dublin businessman.

Irish Jewish Genealogical Society head Stuart Rosenblatt spent 14 years accumulating data, resulting in 17 volumes containing 48,000 names of people with Irish-Jewish backgrounds. He has presented the volumes to Dublin’s Irish Jewish Museum.


Why, Mr Ambassador, you're spoiling me…

By Marcus Dysch, March 1, 2012

Many married couples agree not to discuss work issues at home but, for one Israeli family, the subject has become unavoidable.

Boaz Modai, Israel's ambassador to Ireland, warmly welcomed a familiar face as his new deputy at the Dublin embassy last week - his wife, Nurit Tinari-Modai.

It is thought to be the first time an Israeli husband and wife have worked together as ambassador and deputy.


Israel's Irish envoy proclaims triumph

By Marcus Dysch, December 1, 2011

Anti-Israel protesters repeatedly disrupted Ireland's biggest ever showcase of Israeli films during a major four-day festival last weekend to promote cultural links.

The Israeli Film Days festival was beset by protests inside and outside the hosting venue in Dublin. The cultural event included Israeli films, Holocaust documentaries, Israeli rock-music, and photo and culinary exhibitions.


Euro stars training for the future

By Jennifer Lipman, August 18, 2011

Five teenagers from London, Bath and Dublin are spending their summer on a project looking to the future of European Jewish life.

The teens are in Israel on a three-week training and leadership seminar organised by World Ort.


Dublin demo waves the flag for Shalit

June 30, 2011

A non-Jewish Israel supporter has organised a demonstration in Dublin to show Irish support for the release of Gilad Shalit.

Human rights activist Barry Williams, 24, was joined by around 15 others to protest outside the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin last week to mark the fifth anniversary of the soldier's capture by Hamas.


Demo in Dublin, taking off in Newcastle

May 12, 2011

The Irish Palestine Solidarity Campaign protested outside the Dublin hotel where the Israel Embassy hosted an Independence Day party for diplomats, Irish government officials and Jewish community members on Tuesday. The demonstration passed off peacefully and there were no arrests.


Meet our man in the Dail

March 10, 2011

Lawyer Alan Shatter, Ireland's only Jewish member of parliament, has become Minister of Justice, Equality and Defence in the country's new government.

The new prime minister, Enda Kenny, has appointed Mr Shatter in his coalition of the centre-right Fine Gael and the Irish Labour Party. Mr Shatter is MP for Dublin South, where most of Dublin's Jewish community live.